What does a Detention Deputy do?
Being a Deputy in the Blaine County Detention Facility is a highly skilled profession. Deputies attend the Idaho Peace Officer Standards and Training Academy for 6 weeks, complete an extensive in house JTO program, and receive annual specialized training.
Detention Deputies perform a long list of interesting and challenging duties daily. A typical shift may include assisting multiple inmates through the booking and/or release processes, signing inmates in and out for the work release program, assessing security classifications, and processing legal and financial documents. Detention Deputies supervise inmates both in video arraignment in our facility and in the actual courtroom, control inmate safety at recreation and in their cells, transport inmates both to and from other facilities, and coordinate video visitation. In addition to routine security checks, Detention Deputies are responsible for providing suicide watch every 15 minutes, clothing and property exchange, weekly hygiene supplies and supervising meals distribution three times a day. Detention Deputies ensure inmates receive medical, dental and mental health screenings through our licensed providers. Deputies on special assignment as Bailiffs provide courtroom and jury security for the Blaine County District Court. Most importantly, our Detention Deputies provide safety and security for all the inmates, staff, visitors and citizens of Blaine County.
If you are interested in applying for a current opening as a Detention Deputy please contact us to arrange a tour of our Detention Center. For more information please see the job description for Detention Deputy I.
FY2017 Starting Wage: $18.67 per hour or $38,833 annually
Certified Wage: $20.92 per hour or $43,513 annually
Lateral Wage DOE: $43,500-54,000
Shift: Detention Deputies generally work 4 ten hour shifts per week. The schedule rotation includes days, nights, weekends, graveyard and holidays.
Detention Deputy Qualifications:
- Meet all Minimum Hiring Standards (see our Hiring Process FAQs)
- Be a U.S. Citizen and at least 21 years of age
- Possess a valid Idaho Drivers License
- High School Diploma or GED Equivalency
- Pass a Written Basic Skills Test and a Physical Readiness Test Information
- Pass a background investigation and oral board interviews
- Pass all medical, hearing, sight and polygraph examinations